Eugene Reavey at  the graves of his murdered brothers graves in south Armagh.  Photograph: Justin Kernoghan/Photopress

When Sarah Reavey was in her first year at Our Lady’s Grammar School in Newry, Co Down, in 1999, her English teacher asked her class to write a poem. (...)

Mary Lou McDonald: “We are fortunate that we have a lot of talented and able people. There will be other hats in the ring. Ultimately it is for the membership of Sinn Féin to make [the leadership] call.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has said Gerry Adams acknowledges “nobody goes on forever” in a firm indication this may be his last electio(...)

 Nama chairman Frank Daly: He has written to Stormont inquiry chairman Daithí McKay to say the agency was not aware of meetings between Frank  Cushnahan and possible buyers or of his potential “representation of individuals or companies whose loans had transferred by Nama”. Photograph Chris Bellew/Fennell

Nama had “no knowledge” of any meetings between its former Northern Ireland advisory committee member Frank Cushnahan and prospective buyers of the a(...)

Small Northern Ireland businesses whose bank loans were acquired by Cerberus are receiving “unreasonable” demands from the US investment firm – in som(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster  walks past a painting of Ian Paisley at Stormont yesterday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Arlene Foster’s career has moved in quite an upward trajectory considering that, shortly after the 1998 Belfast Agreement, she herself considered that(...)

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster (3rd L) makes her way through the Great Hall at Stormont with party colleagues  in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Image)

Arlene Foster said she took great pride in the fact she was the first woman to hold the post when this afternoon in the Northern Assembly she was form(...)

 New First Minister Arlene Foster: “Easter 1916 was a very violent attack on the state.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The DUP leader Arlene Foster, who is to be elected First Minister today, has been accused of “narrowness” over her refusal to attend any of the Easter(...)

 Arlene Foster, who will be formally  elected Northern Ireland First Minister today. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A leading DUP politician and a senior Free Presbyterian Minister have expressed confidence that Arlene Foster, who is to be elected Northern Ireland (...)

Evangelical preacher Pastor James McConnell leaving Belfast Magistrates’ Court after being found not guilty of making grossly offensive remarks about Islam. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An evangelical Protestant pastor who said Islam was “Satanic” and “spawned in hell” has been acquitted of making “grossly offensive” remarks about the(...)

Arlene Foster said she hopes the first years of Northern Ireland’s second century can be  better than people had dared to hope for. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gerry Moriarty Northern Editor The North will hold commemorative events for the Easter Rising and the impact it has had on the creation of Northern (...)